Business

We provide a range of on-site events focusing on many aspects of business, marketing, economics and accounting. These events are designed to give your students an insight into university life. We are also able to provide a range of taster workshops for your students. These sessions can take place at either the University or your school or college. For more details and to book on-site events or taster sessions, please see the information below.

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Date: 17 October 2018 (Year 13) and 13 February 2019 (Year 12)
Year group: Year 12/13
Maximum size of group: 100
Location: Kedleston Road, Markeaton Street, One Friar Gate Square and Britannia Mill, Derby
Length of event: Full day
Description: This event, based across all of our Derby sites, will give your students the opportunity to experience the breadth of courses we have to offer. They will be able to talk to current students, speak with support services such as Admissions, and get involved in activities run by our Union of Students. There are also taster sessions which provide a deeper understanding of the pathways and careers that our courses can lead to.
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Date: 23 November 2018
Year group: Year 12/13
Maximum size of group: 20
Location: Kedleston Road, Derby
Length of event: Full day
Description: Bring your students along to investigate what happens on Black Friday. Visit our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab - the University’s dedicated trading room which provides a simulation of what it is like to work on a real trading floor in the financial district.
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Date: 26 June 2019
Year group: Year 12
Maximum size of group: 25
Location: Kedleston Road, Derby
Length of event: Full day
Description: Students will work in groups with our academic staff from a variety of programmes to come up with a business idea, before presenting their work at the end of the day to a panel of experts - “Dragon’s Den” style!
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Academic Taster Sessions

Date: Flexible
Year group: Year 12/13
Maximum size of group: Flexible
Location: University of Derby/your school or college
Length of event: Flexible
Description: Adapted from a final year module this session looks at what makes brands recognisable and what external factors can impact on the success of a brand. Students will learn about the intricacies of celebrity endorsements and learn about brand typologies. 

This session includes a group activity for which students will need to use brand typologies and celebrity endorsements models to develop their own celebrity and brand collaboration. 

Students will be required to work to a tight deadline, work in teams and present their work at the end of the session. 

Get in touch: sclteam@derby.ac.uk 

Date: Flexible
Year group: Year 12/13
Maximum size of group: Flexible
Location: University of Derby/your school or college
Length of event: Flexible
Description: We can provide a range of taster workshops for your students, either at the University or at your school or college. Examples of the types of tasters we can offer include:

  • A glimpse into life as a Business leader: Business dilemma, decisions and impacts
  • Explore the world of business in our Bloomberg financial markets lab

Get in touch: sclteam@derby.ac.uk 

Date: Flexible
Year group: Year 12/13
Maximum size of group: Flexible
Location: University of Derby/your school or college
Length of event: Flexible
Description: This session gives your students a glimpse of some of the challenges within the logisitics sector and how they can be managed. Students will look at areas such as negotiation, publishing, production, transport and sales. With one in 12 of the UK population working in logistics the subject opportunities and careers will also be covered.
Get in touch: sclteam@derby.ac.uk 

Date: Flexible
Year group: Year 12/13
Maximum size of group: Flexible
Location: University of Derby/your school or college
Length of event: Flexible
Title: The power of the photocall
Description: This session, which is led by Marketing and PR practitioners and senior academics, will introduce students to how PR agencies work and give them the opportunity to unleash their creative skills in creating a photo story and release that will make front page news.

The session will start by examining some current photo stories to understand how they work and are prominent in the news, both online and in traditional media. Students will then have the opportunity to experience and use some tools and techniques employed by PR practitioners before forming their own small 'agencies' ready to take a brief and produce the big photo story of the day.

The session is fast paced and is time bound - just as it would be to meet press deadlines. An agency pitch will bring the session to a close. 

Get in touch: sclteam@derby.ac.uk